FIV Kitten wanted:

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Pete Coleman
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FIV Kitten wanted:

Post by Pete Coleman » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:03 am

I adopted two FIV cats from the CPL a couple of years ago.
Recently I had to have the little girl PTS (Leukemia).
"Freddie" my little boy cat is missing her badly and needs a new playmate.
I thought a kitten might be best as to not intimidate "Freddie" or to put his nose out of joint!
A tabby male or female would be great but to be honest anything would be considered...
WARNING: Cats are spoilt rotten in my household!
Here's hoping someone can help.
Cheers,
Pete.

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Re: FIV Kitten wanted:

Post by YogiBoy » Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:07 pm

Hi Pete,
Well done for wanting to adopt an FIV positive cat/kitten. They are so often overlooked, as you no doubt already know. It's unlikely to find young kittens with FIV as it's not transmitted in-utero (more info here: http://www.catchat.org/fiv.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ), also this is not the time of year for many kittens being available. You might be best to consider a young/youngish adult cat?

There are an increasing number of FIV Friendly rescues, so you will almost certainly find shelters with FIV+ cats looking for a home near you.
First, please check out our Cats Needing Homes section to see cats posted to Cat Chat who are looking for a home - just choose your area from the map here: http://www.catchat.org/shelter_centre/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Or, find your local cat rescue shelters here: http://www.catchat.org/adoption" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
It might be a good idea to contact the Cats Protection branch where you rescued from before, they may have other FIV+ cats, or know other branches who do. Their details will be on our shelter pages as above anyway.

Or we also keep an off-line list of FIV-Friendly rescues and sanctuaries - if this would help you, please email our cat advice helpdesk stating which area of the country you are in. Email: cat.advice (at) catchat.org

Also, shelters often advertise FIV cats needing a home on the FIV Owners Club section of the Forum.

Hope that helps, best of luck!
Yogi
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